"Deskstar crash common"2.0 starson by Jack Toolin
Pros: Well, it worked for a while.
Cons: Deskstars apparently have history of failure.
Summary: The reason I'm here is that I'm looking for a new drive to replace the Deskstar that crashed about a month ago. I unfortunately did not back up the data on the drive and I'm going to have to pay thousands to recover it.
I spoke with a data recovery business that said they had seen many Deskstars fail - to the extent that they contacted IBM about it. But IBM refused to acknowledge a problem. I won't be buying a Deskstar again.